Daniel James on why confidence levels at Swansea City are high ahead of the trip to Queens Park Rangers

Dan James on fire against Stoke City. Image courtesy Swansea City.

by Adam Evans & Editor

SWANSEA City’s Daniel James says his side head to Queens Park Rangers today with ‘high hopes’ following an impressive run.

The 21 year old has scored or assisted in each of the last three games, which have seen Graham Potter’s men take all nine available points.

Managerless QPR have won just one of their past 16 games, although the Swans have a poor away record against them, winning just once in 21 matches.

James is confident though, ahead of the trip to London: “Nine goals scored in the last three games; with that we are going to QPR with high hopes.”

The academy product has played a pivotal role this season, including in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory over Stoke City.

His nuisance to defenders was also evident in the win as it resulted in Stoke being reduced to nine men on the pitch, with Bruno Martins Indi and Tom Edwards being given their marching orders.

The youngster scored one of the goals of the season in the first half to put the Swans in front at the Liberty.

“I had two (shots) the other day which I felt I was unlucky that they didn’t go in, as soon as I cut inside the only thing in my head was ‘put it into the far corner’ and hopefully it went in.”

The Swansea fans have a clear enjoyment watching the Welsh international, with the Liberty erupting whenever he is in possession.

“Everytime I have the ball the crowd is behind me. I am just enjoying my football right now.

“The gaffer has been great with me. The way he has brought me in, I think at the start of the season playing three games on the bounce for me would be very hard, but I think he’s got to the point now that I can play every game which is good.”

Graham Potter’s game plan is one that is proving to be beneficial as the side remain unbeaten in the league in 2019.

Tuesday’s result was the first time this season that the Swans have recorded three consecutive victories.

“We’ve got a good game plan and they try to get me on the ball as much they can, and we’ve done that well,” added James.

With Daniel James’ assistance and the squad’s strong performances recently, the side sit nine points off the play offs with six games remaining.